Work on Purpose

Work on Purpose

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by Lara Galinsky, Kelly Nuxoll
     
 

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“I want a meaningful career—not just a job. But how do I get there?”

When passion drives your choices and your talents shine, opportunities abound. But you can’t get there if you don’t know where or how to start.

This book shows you how.

Since 1987, Echoing Green has provided over thirty million dollars… See more details below

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“I want a meaningful career—not just a job. But how do I get there?”

When passion drives your choices and your talents shine, opportunities abound. But you can’t get there if you don’t know where or how to start.

This book shows you how.

Since 1987, Echoing Green has provided over thirty million dollars in seed funding to the world’s top young social entrepreneurs who figured out the where and the how. But their paths weren’t straight or always clear. How did they do it? Meet five of these changemakers and see for yourself as they dig deep and find their way.

Career choice is a destination, not a decision, and having the right tools to navigate the ride is essential. The stories in this book will help you listen to your heart, use your head, and unleash your hustle. Meanwhile, thought-provoking questions will prompt you to discover what moves you most—what gets you out of bed in the morning—and guide you as you take inventory of your beliefs, acquired skills, and innate gifts so you can lock onto your inspiration. PLUS, more than 150 career resources and programs targeted toward helping you move your vision forward in real time that will put your career on the fast track.

With a foreword by LIVESTRONG’s Lance Armstrong and Doug Ulman and an afterword by Harlem Children’s Zone’s Geoffrey Canada, Work on Purpose is your source for inspiration and practical guidance around creating a career that will change your life—and the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012412232
Publisher:
Echoing Green Foundation
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
802,717
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Lara Galinsky is Senior Vice President of Echoing Green, the perfect laboratory in which to study meaningful work. With the mission to unleash the next generation of talent to solve the world’s biggest problems, Echoing Green offers seed funding fellowships to the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs. Over the last two decades, Echoing Green has invested $30 million in funding to 500 visionaries from around the world. Galinsky serves as board chair of StartingBloc and is a board member for the Fast Forward Fund.

Before joining Echoing Green, Galinsky served as Do Something’s national program director, working with 20,000 educators and 4 million young people to get involved in service learning and community service projects. There, she created the BRICK Award, now called the Do Something Award, to identify and financially support these young leaders. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and Coro Leadership New York. Galinsky is also the co-author of Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact (2007).

Kelly Nuxoll is a writer living in Washington, DC. Nuxoll writes about politics, American culture, and books for the Huffington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Voice of America, among other media outlets. She consults for education and international development nonprofits. Nuxoll has a BA in African Studies from Yale and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University.

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